festive makers house, december 2019

Hosted by Milliken.

5 Berry Street, Clerkenwell | London EC1V 0AA

To apply use this link —-> (Opens Friday 9th August 2019)

open call : new talent programme.


Makers House was founded to create exciting platforms for designers and makers to show and sell their work, outside of the homogenous trade-show box.

This year we will hold our second Christmas pop-up shop at Milliken in Clerkenwell: we’re holding an open call looking for exciting new design talent to take part.

Core to our values is making our shows exciting for our visitors with talks, workshops and demos giving an insight into the process behind the product. We also believe it is really important for us to help our designers make the most of each opportunity. This is why we’ve developed the New Talent programme.

How does it work?

We’re often contacted by designers and makers who have brilliant products, but as is often the case when you are a small business doing multiple jobs at once, they aren’t quite ready to take part in our shows and pop-up shops. We do our best of offer helpful feedback, but feel frustrated we weren’t able to give the advice needed to push it to the next level.

This Christmas selling season we’re inviting applications to take part in our December showcase event and pop-up shop at Milliken, in the heart of Clerkenwell, London. This will include:

  • You will take part in 2 x 1:1 mentoring sessions (one before and one after the show), with either founder Georgia Bosson or business development consultant Jenny Parker to help you identify those details which can help you make the most of the opportunity, be it your photography, presentation, packaging, website or something far more niche!

  • There’ll be a community meet-up, giving you the chance to meet and greet our other designers, sharing knowledge and experience,

  • As standard you will also get: a profile on the Makers House website, the opportunity to include your products in the online shop, and benefit from our promotion, newsletters and social media.

  • Presence in the Christmas week-long pop-up shop at Milliken in December. This in the heart of Clerkenwell, centrally located, and will be run by Georgia and Jenny (no cold market stalls here!).

How much?

  • The fee is £175 inclusive of all of the above: mentoring, community meet-up, promotion, inclusion in the online shop and the week-long pop-up at Milliken.

  • Commission on sales is 25% reduced by 5% for each day you assist in the shop (to a minimum of 15%).

  • Delivery of stock end of November, collection after the event (and before Christmas!).

  • At the end of the show we let you know your sales totals and request an invoice, which is paid on receipt.

How do I apply?

  • Applications open Friday 9th August and close Friday 23rd August 2019.

  • We ask you to tell us in no more than 300 words a little about the process behind your product, and why you think Makers House would be right for you.

  • Please include 4 - 6 photographs of your work, describing the material, process and retail price.

  • To apply use this link —-> (Opens Friday 9th August 2019)